|Reviews for Ask No Questions|
| Alyssa Beca chapter 16 . 16h ago
I have just officially given up on this fan fiction. You have failed me! 3 years! I've been waiting! *sob*
| A kind reviewer chapter 1 . 3/13
Ack! I got really busy the last few days.
Your attention to detail is AMAZING. I have read this multiple times (duh) but every time you keep the perspectives of the characters separate, and you keep the names of the characters in relation to that character the same. Like, WOW!
Then I really like the way you had Alex find out Wolf's name. It was just so random, but felt so well integrated into the story. It was just a really nice way for Alex to find out without asking. I wonder what Wolf thought when Alex used his name at the Parents' Evening.
Which is another thing I liked. HOLY MOLY it was FUNNY (in a dark, twisted way)! Not only was Wolf's initial reaction priceless as was the coincidental similar responses by Alex and Snake to him, but the actual evening was laid out really well. I liked how you didn't dwell too long on any one teacher, but instead got to the main points. The language bit was hilarious. Then Wolf's "You shouldn't skip!" reaction? Perfect. It was so dramatically ironic while heart-wrenching that I was astounded. Alex's cryptic answer just spiced everything up. Your use of irony and the differences in what each character knows just blows my mind! How on earth do you keep track of it all?!
Well, yes. I'm going to ask for an update, even if it's not a formally written chapter. I wouldn't mind a bunch of bullet-point ideas, since I can tell you've been away for a while.
I hope you're not in some tragic situation. I think I said that before.
| A kind reviewer chapter 1 . 3/11
Your references to the canon series. They are legit. They spruce up the story awesome-ly. Yeah.
Sorry, bit of a rush today.
| A kind reviewer chapter 1 . 3/10
The way the characters aren't bogus. Wolf doesn't get weird, like in some stories. He feels so real! And for him to be in a slump? That's really awesome. You totally nailed realism (for Alex Rider ff, lol). Also, Eagle and Snake aren't total jerks or idiots, which makes sense.
Then there's Alex. Alex. You are AWESOME at writing him! It's so bittersweet to see how independent he is and thinks he is while we, the readers, ironically know that that's really not the case. Like, when he says something like "You can't help me" to Wolf, we all know that that's not true. But because he tries so hard to be independent, much like he does in the actual series, it's doubly sweet when he has to rely on others. :-)
| MySistersSister chapter 16 . 3/10
I love this so much!
I know it's been a long time, but won't you please, please update?
| A kind reviewer chapter 1 . 3/9
La la la la la!
Honestly? I hate italics. I think they make a story look funny, especially used in flashbacks and whatnot. They really detract most of the time, or so I think. It's a touch harder to read.
But you've somehow made it an art - just a dash of spice on top of everything else to accent just the right flavors. Like, WOW. It helps emphasize just the right bits in your story. I can almost imagine it being read aloud, and the correct stress being placed on each part. It's an art to use italics in a way that doesn't mess up the reader. You've done it! Like, go you!
... You know what goes here.
| A kind reviewer chapter 1 . 3/8
So... what ELSE do I like? Hm...
Your ideas. Your lovely, lovely ideas. See, nothing is perfectly original in literature, ever - it's rare that anything is entirely original (and that's certainly true on ). But you - you put a spin on things. You added things from other stories, sure (like Wolf being a guardian, Alex getting sent on a mission, etc.) but you've woven them together in a beautiful tapestry called "Ask No Questions". Like, actually - you added that thing about K-Unit falling apart (from what I can tell, that was new for the fandom at the time your story was written). And when you put an idea out, it's built up to, slowly. Like finding out what happened to K-Unit - you had that throughout the first, what, 13 or so chapters? Like, WOW! Either you're a fantastic writer who plans ahead or some kind of supernatural being. Then little things, too - Ben jiggling his foot under pressure, and whatnot. You pay attention to detail. You write old ideas mixed with new, You just... wow. Ideas, ideas, ideas.
I wish I knew what the rest of your ideas for this story were, even if they're not written as elegantly.
| A kind reviewer chapter 1 . 3/7
Hn... What else do I like... It's so easy to answer that question - pffft!
I like the characterization of everyone in your story. Alex is so independent, just like he is in the series. And then you made the SAS people awesome but realistic - no idiots or crazy people, just regular, normal guys. Like, actually-could-believe-it kind of people! But it's not just who you made them but HOW you made them. It's like, you could have said, "Wolf was a nice guy underneath all that gruffness." But nooo, you MAKE IT HAPPEN! And THAT'S why I love your writing (in part). Your story makes us figure out what each person is like. And they're all believable. And you have the characters act - like act as in do what you say they are in a way that makes us understand what they're like. Like real life. Except when you give us insight as to what they're seeing or thinking - and that's beautifully written, because it isn't that crazy overwhelming omniscient prose but gives us different views one at a time. Like, awesome!
So yeah. I'm done for now.
| A kind reviewer chapter 1 . 3/6
So... What do I like about this story?
I LOVE the dialogue. It's so real! More often than not, stories have outstandingly representative dialogue. What I mean is that the words sort of represent a conversation, but not a real one in reality. But you've captured human error in dialogue and use language relevant for the characters.
Beautiful. Just BEAUTIFUL.
Best of luck, yeah? I want to know what they're going to say next...
| A kind reviewer chapter 16 . 3/6
So... I've noticed that you said that the next chapter won't take as long. Well, it has. So sad. Too bad. Sigh...
Your story is honestly my favorite on this site. I'm not just saying that, either - I really really really like it. I look forward more to updates on this story than even amitai's or other stories that have more reviews. There's something fundamentally different and lovely about your story. I can't quite put my finger on it. It's like a REAL story - with build-up, characters, actions, and everything! A lot of the writing on here is decent or good or just average, but yours - yours is the work of an author. It's not really something you see on much, and I wanted you to know that I really really really appreciate your writing. I'm no English major or anything, but something about your story makes it a better story. It just is.
I know it's been almost three years since you last checked into . I hope it's not because of tragedy - I hope it's because you're doing things with your life that made you too busy to write (which I think is the case with a lot of authors here). But even so - even if it's just the scraps of what you wrote back in 2011 or just a summary of what you had planned out for the rest of the story, I really want to know what you thought should happen next. I can imagine all kinds of things, but somehow it feels off when I imagine things about your story.
So... if you have the time to recall what you were going to do, please put something up! I'm sorry if this seems like nagging like just about everyone else, but I really hope you understand that I (at the very least) love to read your writing and ideas. If you're a real author in real life, could you tell me your name? I'd like to read original fiction from you if you're writing.
| candyland7 chapter 16 . 2/26
| FluffyBubbleFire chapter 16 . 2/19
please please update! This is an amazing story and everyone here wants to know what happens ;n; please
lots of love
| ThePotterFreak chapter 16 . 2/13
Oh no... did you abandon this? This is a fantastic story. I only just read it today, but I'm just gonna be naïve and believe that you didn't abandon this.
I am so hooked! Hope hope hope HOPE you will come back and write more! I hope nothing bad has happened to you.
| binglebop chapter 16 . 2/3
Man I feel bad for Alex
| Dragon Courage chapter 16 . 1/26
aaargh! this is so exciting!